Addison Russell out with ankle injury


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Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today Sports
Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today Sports

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell injured his ankle rounding second base during Saturday's 4-3 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Russell will not start Sunday's game to rest his ankle but will be available for pinch-hitting duties. He is 0-7 lifetime against the Pirates starter Jameson Taillon. Russell is considered day-to-day at this point with the injury and they hope to have him starting for the home series against the San Diego Padres.

In 2017, he is batting .220 with six homers, 26 RBI, and a rather pedestrian .295 on-base percentage. For his short MLB career, he is a .237 hitter with 40 homers, 175 RBI, and .311 on-base percentage.

Defensive wizard Javy Baez will get Sunday's start at shortstop.

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